Based out of Rio Grande, Ohio, Bob Evans Restaurants launched in 1948. With over 400 locations across 18 different states, the restaurant chain is a corporately-owned organization that focuses on country living.
Over the years, Bob Evans became more than just a restaurant chain – it became an entire corporation organized around food. Bob Evans Farm, Inc. soon had its own division of food sales. While the company’s food division split from the restaurant in 2017, both wings are still active.
If you’re looking for some good breakfast food, a hearty chicken sandwich, or even an excellent seafood option, then Bob Evans might be the place for you. The menu features a wide selection of great choices, making it hard to go wrong.
The best Bob Evans menu items are listed below, and trust me – they are the best.
It was challenging to narrow down what gets included and what gets left out, but I’ve put together a delicious list that will help direct your Bob Evans journey “down on the farm.”
Hearty Beef Vegetable Soup
Nothing is better on a cold winter day than a nice, piping hot bowl of soup.
But, you don’t want just any soup, right? You want something that’s filling, healthy and hearty.
Enter the Hearty Beef Vegetable Soup from Bob Evans.
Not only is it filled with delicious vegetables cooked to perfection, but it all rests in a savory broth that’s good enough to slurp on its own.
However, the best part is the tender beef that makes this soup feel more like a full meal.
Everything about this soup is lovely. From the soft carrots to the meaty potatoes to the perfectly tender beef chunks, it makes a great starter or light lunch on its own.
Fork-Tender Pot Roast
Pot roast is a comfort food classic, and when it comes to the Fork-Tender Pot Roast from Bob Evans, there are even more reasons to fall in love with this traditional country dinner option.
The pot roast that Bob Evans puts together will make you feel at home.
It comes with carrots, onion, and delicious beef gravy, all cooked to perfection alongside tender chunks of beef. Get some mashed potatoes on the side to mop up the extra gravy!
Complete this meal with a set of piping hot dinner rolls, and you’ll find yourself in for a real treat.
Why would you pick anything different with a family meal that can serve up to six?
Double Meat Farmer’s Breakfast
The Double Meat Farmer’s Breakfast isn’t just for farmers, but it is for hearty appetites and breakfast lovers alike.
Start the day off right with a timeless selection of delicious, fluffy pancakes, perfectly crisp bacon, juicy sausage, eggs cooked however you’d like, and tasty potatoes on the side.
You might not be able to eat it all in one sitting, but that’s alright. When you box this up and take it home, you can look forward to another great meal later in the day.
Pair it with a cup of coffee, and you’ll be ready to get back to work on the farm, office, or just go home and take a nap!
The Chicken-N-Noodles comes in many different forms at Bob Evans.
They take chicken-n-noodles very seriously, and that’s part of why we love them.
You can get Chicken-N-Noodles Soup, which is rich, hearty, and fragrant.
If you want something more substantial, try the Chicken-N-Noodles Deep Dish Dinner with biscuits and mashed potatoes.
Or, you could get the simple Chicken-N-Noodles dish with perfectly steamed broccoli on the side. It’s a straightforward meal that will warm you up without weighing you down.
Great Alaskan Cod with Green Beans with Ham and Carrots
Bob Evans has a reputation for serving delightful seafood options, and their Great Alaskan Cod is no exception.
Not only is it seasoned to perfection, but its breading is so crisp and light that it won’t leave you feeling heavy and over-stuffed after enjoying it.
Deep-fried and served with coleslaw and French fries, this flaky cod fillet will satisfy every craving for seafood while somehow leaving you wanting more.
The traditional cod meal comes with two side choices. I strongly recommend perfectly seasoned green beans with ham and carrots.
You can get your protein and vegetables all at once, and the flavors compliment each other perfectly.
Banana Nut Bread
If there’s one thing that Bob Evans is known for, it’s their sweet treats – including their moist Banana Nut Bread.
Whether you have a sweet tooth or you’ve just heard how great this bread is from other people, you’ve got to give it a try.
If you’ve never experienced the Bob Evans Banana Nut Bread, you’re in for a treat. It’s all homemade and baked daily in the restaurant.
It’s moist and nutty without being dense and chewy, so you can enjoy it on its own for breakfast, as a side for your meal, or as an after-dinner treat.
Want a pro-tip to take it over the top? Try the banana bread warmed, smeared with a bit of butter or peanut butter!
The Sunshine Skillet from Bob Evans truly lives up to its name.
It’ll wake you up, make you feel energized, ready to face the day, and incredibly happy!
The Sunshine Skillet is an open-faced omelet that comes fully loaded with sausage, gravy, cheddar cheese, and home fries.
Served with some fresh biscuits on the side, you can’t go wrong with this delightful meal as a hearty weekend breakfast, or even as dinner on a busy weeknight (yes, you can get breakfast all day at Bob Evans!).
Green Beans with Ham
What could be more down-to-earth and reminiscent of country living than Green Beans with Ham?
Part of what makes these Green Beans with Ham so delightful is that the green beans are slow-simmered with the ham.
All of the rich, salty juices from the meat flavor the beans and turn them into something much more special than a simple vegetable side dish.
Even picky eaters who think they might not like green beans will love the meaty flavor these beans have to offer.
Grilled-To-Perfection Chicken with Carrots and Green Beans
Grilled chicken isn’t always an easy dish to make. It can easily dry out, become charred, or just have a “bland” flavor, even when it has great grill marks.
At Bob Evans, you don’t have to worry about any of those issues.
The Grilled-To-Perfection Chicken is precisely what you need for a hearty, healthy, protein-rich meal. It comes with two perfectly-grilled chicken breasts, two sides, and your choice of bread.
The chicken is never dry and offers a classic backyard barbecue flavor that’s anything but bland.
While some of the items on Bob Evan’s menu can be rich and calorie-dense, this option makes it easy for anyone to eat there without giving up their health and fitness goals.
The Western Omelet is the premier breakfast option at Bob Evans.
If you want something with a little more kick than a traditional vegetable omelet or ham and cheese options, consider switching it up with this option.
Served with hickory-smoked ham, sautéed onions, and red and green peppers, this omelet comes with melted cheddar cheese and a side of hash browns or home fries.
Don’t forget about the fresh biscuits on the side!
If you’ve ever been to Bob Evans, then you know the delightful experience of their Cinna-Biscuits.
If you’ve never been to Bob Evans, the Cinna-Biscuits should be reason enough for you to get in the car and make a trip there!
What could be better than made-to-order fried biscuit dough coated in cinnamon sugar and served with a warm, rich cream cheese icing?
You can order them for breakfast, as a snack, or even as an indulgent dessert.
While they’re perfect to share with your friends or family, you might find that easier said than done after you taste one.
Bob Evans has some great menu items, and we’ve barely scratched the surface of the best ones out there.
Whether you’re looking for a hearty breakfast like the Sunshine Skillet or something lighter and healthier like their Grilled-to-Perfection Chicken, there’s something for everyone down on the farm.